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Title: A Very Square Peg: A Podcast Series about Polymath Robert Eisler. Episode 9: Vanity of Vanities

François Clemmons, "Officer Clemmons: A Memoir" (Catapult, 2020)

June 26th, 2020

In Officer Clemmons: A Memoir (Catapult, 2020), François Clemmons tells the story of how he became the first ever African-American recurring character… Go to Episode

Anya Jabour, "Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America" (U Illinois Press, 2019)

June 25th, 2020

Sophonisba Breckinridge's remarkable career stretched from the Civil War to the Cold War. She took part in virtually every reform campaign of the Progressive… Go to Episode

Shana Redmond, "Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson" (Duke UP, 2020)

June 23rd, 2020

In Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson (Duke University Press, 2020), Shana Redmond explores the ways in which Paul Robeson, silenced… Go to Episode

A Very Square Peg: A Podcast Series about Polymath Robert Eisler. Episode 3: Eisler vs. the Flat Earth

June 23rd, 2020

In this episode, we talk with Michael Gubser about the pioneering art historian Alois Riegl, one of Eisler’s teachers in Vienna and a major influence… Go to Episode